Festival: Classical Music in Switzerland

Release Date: 9/7/2018
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88985476732
Number of Discs: 13

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Traditionally, Switzerland has an important and impressive heritage regarding festivals for classical music, among them the famous Lucerne Festival, rooting back to the so-called "Concert de Gala" in the gardens of Richard Wagner's villa at Tribschen in 1938 conducted by Arturo Toscanini. This release features the fascinating variety and the many facets of the classical festival scene in Switzerland. The selection of the works takes the importance of big names and well known works into account, but also presents modern or even avant-garde approaches or less well known chamber music works. The world’s leading orchestras, conductors and soloists, outstanding concert venues like the KKL Culture and Convention Centre by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel in Lucerne, a breathtaking landscape: there are many reasons for falling in love with the Swiss music festivals. The Swiss festivals now draw more than 500,000 classical music enthusiasts to the shores of Lake Lucerne or the Verbier mountains every year. And the numbers of visitors is growing from year to year. With this release, you will understand why.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
1. On Wenlock Edge: no 5, Bredon Hill by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer: Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Casal Quartet
2. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Palimpseste by Marc-André Dalbavie
Performer: Joonas Ahonen (Piano), Karolina Ohman (Cello)
3. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Greeting Moment for Pierre Boulez by Wolfgang Rihm
4. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Trurliade - Zone Zero by Olga Neuwirth
5. Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Felix Froschhammer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Schumann Quartett
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904-1905 ; England
6. Chiaroscuro, for violin, string orchestra & percussion by Giya [Composer] Kancheli
Performer: Andreas Fleck (Cello)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ;
7. Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 3, Es leuchtet meine Liebe by Robert Schumann
Performer: Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
8. Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 2, Dein Angesicht by Robert Schumann
Performer: Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
9. Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 4, Mein Wagen rollet langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer: Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
10. Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 2, Lehn deine Wang by Robert Schumann
Performer: Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
11. The Fairy-Queen, Z. 629: "O let me weep" (The Plaint), Klagelied der Juno. Collage: O Let Me Weep. S by Henry Purcell
Performer: Regula Mühlemann (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1689 ; England
12. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Joonas Ahonen (Piano), Jonian Ilias Kadesha (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854/1889 ; Germany
13. Madrigals, Book 6: Beltà, poi che t'assenti by Carlo Gesualdo
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1611 ; Italy
14. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Lily Francis (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu
Performer: Jonian Ilias Kadesha (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; Romania
16. Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Xenia Jankovic (Cello), Paolo Giacometti (Piano), Candida Thompson (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Octet for Strings in C major, Op. 7 by George Enescu
Performer: Sally Beamish (Viola), Werner Dickel (Viola)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900 ; Paris, France
18. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
19. Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; England
20. Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ashley Riches (Bass), Anna Harvey (Mezzo Soprano), Jeremy Budd (Tenor)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
21. They are at Rest by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli Players, Gabrieli Consort
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; England
22. Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical
Written: ?1761 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
23. Fecit Neap. 17..., for cello, strings & continuo by Giovanni Sollima
Performer: Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ;
24. Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: Maximilian Hornung (Cello), Andreas Fleck (Cello), Lawrence Power (Viola), Felix Froschhammer (Violin), Gregory Ahss (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern
Conductor: Susanna Mälkki
Period: Modern
Written: 1909 ; Austria
26. San Francisco Polyphony by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1973-1974 ; USA
27. San Francisco Polyphony by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1973-1974 ; USA
28. From Jewish folk poetry, Op. 79 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; USSR
29. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USSR
30. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Russia
31. From Jewish Life: no 2, Supplication by Ernest Bloch
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; USA
32. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano), James Levine (Piano), Evgeny Kissin (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
34. Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: András Schiff
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
35. Sonata for 2 Violins in A minor by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Belgium
36. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Bertrand Chamayou (Piano), Sol Gabetta (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USSR
37. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Bertrand Chamayou (Piano), Sol Gabetta (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Russia
38. From Jewish Life: no 2, Supplication by Ernest Bloch
Performer: Bertrand Chamayou (Piano), Sol Gabetta (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; USA
39. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
40. Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano), Mikhail Pletnev (Piano), Evgeny Kissin (Piano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
41. Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: András Schiff
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
42. Sonata for 2 Violins in A minor by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Belgium
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